The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens.


فی الحقيقه عالم یک وطن محسوب است و مَن علی الارض اهلِ آن

حضرت بهاءالله

This short, iconic statement is a passage from Baháʼuʼlláh’s Lawḥ-i-Maqṣúd, a Tablet that largely deals with social themes and was revealed in ʻAkká on 20 January 1882 for Mírzá Maqṣúd. This excerpt was translated by Shoghi Effendi in Gleanings from the Writings of Baháʼuʼlláh CXVII.

Original Sources

  • The source for the English translation can be found here
  • The source for the original Persian text can be found here

Further References